Erectile Dysfunction

This page contains a few studies relevant to erectile dysfunction. Evidence is mounting that today’s porn can impair sexual performance (ED, DE, PE). Visit Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions for all of YBOP’s material related to porn use and sexual problems. To begin your recovery from porn-related erectile dysfunction read this introductory article – Porn-Induced ED (PIED).

Read a summary of relevant research at Research confirms sharp rise in youthful sexual dysfunctions, as well as 120 news articles by experts and caregivers warning of porn’s effects on sexual performance at Experts Who Recognize & Treat Porn-induced ED. Unfortunately, ignorance of porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, especially about erectile dysfunction, is still common. See What Experts Tell PIED Sufferers (the good and the bad).

What about studies?

This list contains over 40 studies linking porn use/porn addiction to sexual problems and lower arousal to sexual stimuli. Note that the first 7 studies in the list demonstrate causation, as participants eliminated porn use and healed chronic sexual dysfunctions. There are also over 75 studies linking porn use to less sexual and relationship satisfaction. As far as we know all studies involving males have reported more porn use linked to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction.

What about porn or sex addiction? This page lists 52 neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal). They provide strong support for the addiction model as their findings mirror the neurological findings reported in substance addiction studies. The real experts’ opinions on porn/sex addiction? This list contains 27 recent literature reviews & commentaries by some of the top neuroscientists in the world. All support the addiction model. Over 55 studies reporting findings consistent with escalation of porn use (tolerance), habituation to porn, and even withdrawal symptoms (all signs and symptoms associated with addiction). Vocal critics of porn addiction falsely claim that “high sexual desire” explains away porn addiction. In reality, 25 studies falsify the claim that sex & porn addicts “just have high sexual desire”.